Peruvian Grilled Alaska Pollock Sandwiches with Spicy Green Sauce

Ingredients

3 whole jalapeño chilies, roughly chopped
1 tbsp. aji amarillo pepper paste (optional
1 c fresh cilantro leaves
2 medium cloves garlic
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/2 c sour cream
2 tsp. fresh juice from lime
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
salt
pepper
3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
4 wild Alaska pollock fillets (4-6 oz. each)
Nonstick spray
2 buns, such as ciabatta
2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and scooped
Thinly sliced red onion
Crisp lettuce leaves, such as romaine
Recipe provided by Alaska Seafood.

Instructions

1.For the Sauce: Combine jalapeños, ají amarillo (if using), cilantro, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and vinegar in a blender. Blend on high speed, scraping down as necessary, until smooth. With blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sauce will be quite loose at this point but will thicken as it sits. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. For the Wild Alaska Pollock: In a large mortar and pestle, pound garlic and salt until a smooth, sticky paste forms. Add cumin, paprika, black pepper, and vinegar and grind them together to form a paste. Drizzle in vegetable oil while grinding (see note). Alternatively, mince all ingredients with a knife and form into a paste. Cut the fillet in half, so you have 8 pieces total. Transfer fish and marinade to a large bowl and massage very gently with your hands until fish is completely coated in the marinade. Set aside while you heat your grill pan.
3.To Cook: Heat your grill pan over medium-high heat (or set to 400°F if you have an electric griddler with temperature controls). Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish on grill pan and cook about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on second side until cooked through and slightly browned, about 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer to large plate.
4. To Assemble: Place buns cut side down over the of the grill pan and cook, moving and rotating occasionally, until well toasted and beginning to char, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large cutting board. Use a fork to mash half an avocado on each bottom bun. Sprinkle with a little salt. Top with red onions, lettuce, and 2 pieces of fish each. Spread top buns with sauce and close sandwiches. Serve immediately, with any extra green sauce on the side.

Peruvian-style grilled chicken is what dreams are made of: spice- and vinegar-rubbed, slow-grilled, and bursting with juicy flavor. This flavorful sandwich now features mild, quick-cooking wild Alaska Pollock. This flavorful sandwich features mild, quick-cooking wild Alaska Pollock fillets

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